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Best track on "From Elvis in Memphis" LP 1969

Poll ended at Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:11 pm

Wearin' That Loved On Look
3
12%
Only The Strong Survive
1
4%
I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
0
No votes
Long Black Limousine
6
24%
I'm Movin' On
0
No votes
Power Of My Love
0
No votes
Gentle On My Mind
3
12%
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
2
8%
Any Day Now
5
20%
In The Ghetto
5
20%
 
Total votes : 25

Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:56 pm

probably Elvis' greatest album with only It Keeps Right On a Hurtin' as anything less than excellent.
I voted for Wearin' That Loved On Look but 10 others could win my votew on another day
rick

Re: Best track on "From Elvis in Memphis" LP 1969

Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:47 pm

I've missed the poll! What's going on? :D I would have gone for 'Wearin That Loved On Look'. The reason? Well, this was one of the later albums in my collection. The reason being when I got it (83/84 I think), it was extremely difficult to get hold of (deleted?). Anyway, when I finally got my hands on it I was familiar with Ghetto/Any Day Now and Gentle on My Mind ... the rest were all new to me. I had read the review of the tracks in Robert Matthew Walker's book prior to hearing them so my anticipation was fever pitch. When I eventually played it and the opening bars of WTLOL came out I was taken aback!! It was not only the quality of Elvis' delivery but also the quality of the material. I would have liked the album by anyone because the material was so strong (the Tillotson number being the weak link IMO). I could only imagine how the fans who got to hear it upon iits release felt after a dire decade. I still feel to this day that WTLOL was crying out for single release! After that, almost every track was a winner (sans Tillotson IMO :D ). It has lost none of its power to this day. Elvis' finest album? For me ... yes! 8)

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Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:31 am

ColinB wrote:
jeanno wrote:Doc, here is the review from Peter Guralnick (Rolling Stone) :

"...The first arrangement of "That's All Right", it is said, was worked out during a coffeebreak between takes of a ballad called "Without You"...


Not strictly true.

The attempts at Without You and the That's All Right session were separate occasions.

Yes, indeed, but information about June-July 1954 was a lot more scarce in the middle of 1969.

Thanks for the review, jeanno.

Re: Best track on "From Elvis in Memphis" LP 1969

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:31 pm

Even if it was almost impossible to choose a favourite on this splendid album, some of you managed to do it, and most of you choosed "Long black limousine".

Thanks for voting!

//Björn

Re: Best track on "From Elvis in Memphis" LP 1969

Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:04 am

"After loving you"....lol, ok it`s not there to vote for so I`ll go for "True love travels on a gravel road" :D